Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

November 9, 2018
Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

A film production company, an internal comms agency and a social media marketing firm are the Bristol winners of the annual search to find the region’s happiest workplace. Icon Films, Home and Noisy Little Monkey landed the Bristol Large, Medium and Small Business titles respectively in the Happiest Workplace...

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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

November 9, 2018
Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

A fledgling Bristol firm behind a world-first composites manufacturing process that could revolutionise the way aircraft and vehicles are made has won top prize in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition (NEC). iCOMAT has created, through patented technology, two prototypes that have enabled it to manufacture a range...

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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s Bristol office

November 9, 2018
KPMG

A total of 54 employees have been promoted in the Bristol office of international accountancy group KPMG, including three senior managers who have become directors. Shaun Gealy, Nick Cullimore-Davies and Neil Clarke work in audit, tax and consulting respectively. Shaun, pictured top, has spent 13 years with KPMG and...

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Raft of Bristol appointments bolster Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate offering

November 9, 2018
Raft of Bristol appointments bolster Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate offering

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has strengthened its real estate sector team in Bristol with seven new appointments. Managing associate Lorrae Hendry and three new associates – Mary Waters, Joanna Gannon and Martin Bailey – have joined WBD’s Temple Quay office while Kate Higgins, Tomas Griffiths and...

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£6m funding will spark up new industrial scheme on site of former cigarette packet factory

November 9, 2018
£6m funding will spark up new industrial scheme on site of former cigarette packet factory

A former cigarette packet factory on Bristol’s outskirts is to be redeveloped to create much-needed industrial space. The Amcor Packaging factory in Warmley closed two years ago with the loss of all 75 jobs. It was the last of the Bristol area’s once world-leading cigarette packaging industry, which had...

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Soaring international tourist numbers help put Bristol in running for ‘rising star’ award

November 9, 2018
Soaring international tourist numbers help put Bristol in running for ‘rising star’ award

Bristol has been named as a rising star of the global tourism industry as new figures show international visitors to the city have soared by 60% in seven years. Readers of National Geographic Traveller voted Bristol as one of three destinations ‘making a name for themselves’ in the magazine’s...

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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

November 9, 2018
Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

Four weeks of events and resources to support fast-growth companies and make the West of England the best place in the UK to start and grow a business are being staged by Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed as part of its Scale Up Month. Engine Shed launched the Scale...

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Group launched in Bristol to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

November 9, 2018
Group launched in Bristol to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

A national network promoting gender equality in the design industry has launched in Bristol to stage activities and events that will empower women and inspire change.  Kerning the Gap was founded three years ago in London to help support female talent in design and encourage more women to reach...

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Ashfords’ activity in international tech sector lifts it up global dealmaking league table

November 9, 2018
Ashfords’ activity in international tech sector lifts it up global dealmaking league table

A spate of deals in the tech sector has helped South West law firm Ashfords improve its ranking in a global league table of the most active in venture capital and private equity-backed transactions. The firm has moved up from fourth to third in Europe in the latest quarterly...

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